The HUB for Teens Grand Re-Opening at O’Fallon Public Library

Drumroll please: The O'Fallon Public Library's HUB grand reopening is tomorrow! Artwork on the wall of the Teen HUB. Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to celebrate The Hub’s Grand Re-Opening, Tuesday, Dec 21, 2-8 PM. There will be snacks, games, art supplies, a craft you can take with you, and a drawing for … Continue reading The HUB for Teens Grand Re-Opening at O’Fallon Public Library

Non-fiction November, a Reader’s Advisory

When my kids were younger, we would make many trips to the library to explore topics that the schools just didn’t have the time to fit in to their already overloaded curriculum. My kids would dive into books about science, history, poetry, computers, skateboarding, art, biographies, and so much more. More often than not, I would learn just as much they did.  At … Continue reading Non-fiction November, a Reader’s Advisory

5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief, A Reader’s Advisory

With recent news headlines in mind, we have a list of young adult fiction novels for teens or anyone experiencing a significant loss, whatever the circumstances. The Hate U Give Starr Carter navigates two worlds, an upscale suburban preparatory school and the impoverished city neighborhoods where she lives. After a police officer shoots and kills her … Continue reading 5 Young Adult Fiction Books about Grief, A Reader’s Advisory

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, a Brief Summary

An Ember in the Ashes is a book like no other. In a page-turning, all-consuming, can’t-put-it-down novel , Sabaa Tahir creates a world that seamlessly blends together a swoon-worthy love story, a dystopian society, and even throws in a bit of the supernatural. What starts out as two storylines-one of Elias, a recently graduated martial, … Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, a Brief Summary

Jackaby and Beastly Bones by William Ritter, A Reader’s Advisory

Both Jackaby and Beastly Bones were chosen by the Young Adult Library Association as top young adult picks of 2015 & 2016.  It's easy to see why- both books are fun, fast paced, and perfect for reluctant readers.  Jackaby is an extraordinary detective.  He can sense supernatural clues, like a urban fantasy version of Sherlock. … Continue reading Jackaby and Beastly Bones by William Ritter, A Reader’s Advisory